from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of leaning, resting, or reclining; the state of being recumbent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of leaning, resting, or reclining; the state of being recumbent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as recumbency.


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  • It came with the Queen's postage from an address in Sherbrooke, and related of her recumbence there after her visit with the specialist.

    Locust Valley Breakdown

  • Then again, she may have actually been charmed by his recumbence.

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  • So I stepped on to the floor, reeling dizzily from my enforced recumbence, and knelt by the side of the bed.

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  • The consequences of these conditions must be the recumbence of the folds formed under the crust-stress, and their

    The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays

  • The lungs are normal, except from complications following drenching or recumbence for a long period.

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  • On receiving the unexpected order, Pepe rose from his habitual attitude of recumbence, stretched himself at his leisure, yawned several times, and then obeyed the summons, saying as he went out: "What the devil fancy has the captain got into his head to send for _me_?"

    Wood Rangers The Trappers of Sonora

  • He shall be his Apollo, that can give him a sufficient reason, why justifying faith should consist in recumbence [3] and reliance on Christ's merits for the pardon of sin [4] (p. 224).

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Watch them as they clasp hands and run down to the water's edge; see them prancing playfully where the waves die on the sand, while devoted swains launch the floating mattress upon which it is their custom to bask so picturesquely; see them now as they rush into the green waves and mount the softly rocking thing; observe the gleam of their white arms as, idly, they splash and paddle; note the languid grace of their recumbence: chins on hands, heels waving lazily in air; hear them squeal in inharmonious unison, as a young member of the

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home'

  • Take your head away, you don't care a fig that my flowers will wear a dissipated recumbence; remember the dinner and ball. "

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